Golden October is a month of morning mists, log fires, sweet chestnuts, bright red rose hips and dark purple elderberries and more seasonal food.  There’s a nip in the air this morning with spider webs visible with dew but other than that, no great seasonal temperature drop to report.  The darkening evenings are a definite hint that change is coming. And did we mention it?   – all of this means that it’s perfect sausage season!

Seasonal Food in October


Seasonal autumn leaves


Mighty October is tailor-made for sausages and for this reason, in celebration of all things sausage, the week of 29th October to 4th November is crowned,  national sausage week.  There’s nothing nicer than a long Sunday morning walk by the river and through the changing woods.    Then home to share a  slow cooked meal of delicious home-made artisan sausages served hot with buttery creamy mash.

October Seasonal Food – what’s in season?


Autumn Seasonal Squash Varieties

Well, that’s easy, October seasonal food is: pumpkin and squashes – and there are a huge array of varieties about at the moment.  We particularly love the versatility of spaghetti squash  Use it roasted or microwaved as a great substitute for pasta.  For a quick easy tea, bake pieces of winter squash on a big tray with whole tomatoes, quartered onions and a packet of our delicious, warming and hearty gluten-free Yorkshire sausages.  Serve with lashings of hot tea and curl up by the fire and enjoy.


Local Seasonal Food


Primal Cut Gluten Free Sausages pork and bramley apple

October seasonal food also includes apples (21st October is national apple day) and wild mushrooms.  Look out for our fresh pork and apple gluten free sausages made from local apples from the allotment at Otley.  It’s a precious thought, that the apples we use have grown soaking up the same wind, rain and sunshine we’ve experienced all year on this same patch of earth.  This month we will also make our delicious rich truffle and porcini mushroom gluten-free sausages.  All our sausages are artisan crafted, preservative, chemical and gluten free using only the finest ingredients and fresh, local, free-range pork  Please order online or come and visit us at our regular market stalls, we would love to meet you and share some sausage talk!  Rest assured Primal Cut sausage hand-crafted to authentic artisan standards.

What Next October?

Outside, the birds are almost silent now as they stake out and protect their territories.  As October moves through, we come suddenly to winter with the abrupt end of British Summer Time on 28th October.  This morning, the first frost has already arrived – it will be colder in November! That’s when we will remember what the previous season of ripening and preserving was all about.


Happy Hallowe’en!


Oh …..and Hallowe’en!  Happy Hallowe’en to All!




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